The African National Congress: The Rise and Tragic Fall of a Revolutionary Movement By Anthony Monteiro

7 January 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Black “rule” in South Africa is illusory. “White supremacy without the obvious hand of white people is the form of social and political control, which replaces legal apartheid.” The revolution was derailed. “The road from the Freedom Charter, to the Morogoro Consultative Conference, to the 1994 elections, to the murder of 34 miners at Mirikana in 2012, is the ANC’s road to counter-revolution.” Continue reading

UK police get away with killing of Mark Duggan By Julie Hyland

10 January 2014 — WSWS

The eight to two verdict by a coroner’s inquest that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by London’s Metropolitan Police is a travesty of justice.

The jurors arrived at their findings despite unanimous agreement that the 29-year-old father of six was unarmed when he was shot twice in Tottenham, north London by an armed police officer on August 4, 2011.

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The 4th International says: Against the European Union, for the United Socialist States of Europe!

10 January 2014 — WSWS

Statement by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit and Socialist Equality Party (UK) on the 2014 European Elections

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) in Germany and the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Britain are standing candidates in the European elections in May 2014.

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Crucible of Resistance: Class Struggle Over Ways Out of the Crisis By Andreas Bieler

10 January 2014 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 926

Many commentators make Greece and other peripheral EU members responsible for the sovereign debt crisis. People in these countries would have lived above their means and it was only right that they should tighten their belts now, the argument goes. Having postponed the necessary restructuring for too long, austerity would be the only solution to enforce liberalization and deregulation from the outside. In their impressive book Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis (Pluto Press, 2013), Christos Laskos and Euclid Tsakalotos challenge these understandings and reveal the class dynamics underlying the crisis. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 9 January 2014

9 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

6 Arrested In Jerusalem, West Bank
IMEMC – 12-year-old boy indicted [Thursday January 9, 2014] Six people from Jerusalem, Salfit, Jenin, Ramallah and Hebron were arrested by Israeli forces today, according to local and security sources. A Palestinian boy from Himza, aged 12, is facing Israeli indictment. …

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Basra: Profiting from their Destruction, the British are Back By Felicity Arbuthnot

10 January 2014 —

“When will there be justice in Athens? There will be justice in Athens when those who are not injured are as outraged as those who are.” – Thucydides (460 BC – 395 BC.)

In December 2007, Major General Graham Binns, Commander of British Forces in Basra, handed illegally occupied Basra Province back to the Iraqis, with Basra city centre “festooned with flags, lights and banners to mark the occasion.”

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